UNIVERSITY HOSTS VSTE CONFERENCE

Where can 27 Shenandoah University graduate students from the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) and more than 60 teachers and administrators from SEHD partner school districts receive hands-on training in innovative uses of technology in the classroom from regional technology experts and veteran teachers?

At the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) “Bridging the Gap: Differentiating with Digital Technology” conference, which was held at the university’s Northern Virginia Campus on July 19. Special Education Teacher Licensure Program Head Diane Painter, Ph.D. served on the conference committee and also presented a workshop on iBooks Basics at the full-day conference. The workshop and breakout session presenters were assistive and instructional technology specialists from Loudoun County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools, as well as veteran teachers from Warren County Public Schools and Montgomery County, Maryland.

Other highlights from the conference included a keynote presentation on how to employ free Web 2.0 tools in the collaboration process, a session on audio in the classroom and a session on classroom makerspaces and 3D printing.